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What Alternative Medicine Can Replace Prednisone
Depends on disease: If you are asking what other similar medications (steroids) can be used there are several options such as medrol (methylprednisolone). If you are asking can you stop steroids completely and substitute another treatment - this is often but not always possible. It depends on your diagnosis. I suggest you discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more
Constipation: Please check w/your doc first, but a Chinese dietary supplement called "Cholinex" in English works well for many. You can get it in a Chinatown or the net, but ask doc first. Contains things like honeysuckle, licorice, and more. Of course fruits and vegetables are helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Basically, no: Gabapentin (US spelling) is an anticonvulsant/pain drug with specific and relatively benign properties. It appears you are using it for a pain syndrome. Pain may respond to many types of treatment, depending upon the person and the condition. You might find something else outside allopathic medicine that works as well for you, for your condition. An alternative for you, maybe not for others. ...Read more
Natural alternatives to pain medication? What are some natural, alternatives to taking pharmaceutical pain medication?
Look at all : Complimentary modalities from acupuncture to meditation. Each one can help each individual differently. Look at anti-inflammatory medical foods as well, such as limbrel, which, in one study, suggested it could help with pain after ninety days almost as much as alleve; some patients benefit greatly, others do not. Try all modalities that are not bad for you and see what works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What Ayurvedic and homeo medicine can treat gaut well, or any other medicine or herb.Please suggest me.?
Why do you ask?: There's no substitute for glucocorticoids in Addison's disease, and if you try "herbal remedies" as a substitute, you may pay with you life. For most other illnesses for which glucocorticoids are prescribed, there are a variety of other immune modulating agents. Use herbals and "complementary" products only as adjuncts if you are serious sick. ...Read more
Vit D,K and others: It takes more than just vit d and calcium. Vit k in the form of mk7, magnesium and trace minerals are important. Strontium can be helpful. Oxaloacetic acid has been shown to slow bone loss. Of course hormones can slow bone loss. Wt bearing and strength exercise are important. There are options besides biphosphonates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a natural alternative to the medicine lyrica (pregabalin) as it is used to treat chronic pain?
Not Available: To my knowledge, there is no equally similar natural alternative to lyrica (pregabalin). Supplements that may aid in treating problems that Lyrica (pregabalin) may also be beneficial include: vitamin e co-enzyme q10 fish oils nonetheless this list does not mimic lyrica (pregabalin)'s mechanism of action or potential effects. ...Read more
Biologics: Injected weekly low dose Methotrexate is clearly a good drug for juvenile arthritis but doesn't come close to an ideal combination of weekly Methotrexate (12.5-20mg) and a biologic (Enbrel, Remicade, (infliximab) Humira, Orencia).If a patient cannot take Methotrexate due to liver disease or extreme sensitivity to it, then a sufficient dose of a biologic med alone will often work to put disease into remission. ...Read more
Many alternatives: Narcotics should virtually never be used to treat lupus. There are numerous meds that can provide effective disease control. Speak with a/your rheumatologist. ...Read more
Can you tell me generic there a medicine to simcor, (simvastatin and niacin) or a similar medicine to treat my cholesterol ?
Alternative Medicine: The problem is that there is not a firm definition for alternative medicine or holistic medicine. Some people think of "holistic" medicine as meaning never prescribing any medications. It is true that "alternative medicine" often has other tools besides prescriptions. Truth be told, western medicine has tools other than prescriptions, too, but at least in an insurance model, there isn't time. ...Read more
Many approaches: Medication can't "cure" chronic illness though can reduce symptoms. Holistic docs will advise nutritional supplements, herbs, homeopathy etc. and also advise dietary changes, exercise, mind-body techniques etc. Most importantly they will explore underlying causes of illness other docs might not, like food allergies, underlying infections, heavy metal toxicity etc. See http://tinyurl.com/hb9zjja ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
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